Assisted Living offers minimal to full assistance with bathing, dressing, grooming and other activities of daily living. They distribute medications, offer a full schedule of activities and provide transportation. They prepare all of your meals and you have your own space, usually a small apartment.
Alzheimer's Dementia Care or Memory Care is a special type of care that is offered at the Assisted Living and Nursing Home levels of care. There are codes on the doors to manage elopement risk. The Memory Care area is smaller and intentionally designed to provide a calm atmosphere and managable space to reduce stimulation and minimize agitation.
A Nursing Home is also known as Long Term Care or a Skilled Nursing Facility. Physical, Occupational, and Speech therapy are offered to residents who have been discharged from the hospital and many residents live here permanently, requiring 24-hour care and medical assistance.
A Continuing Care Retirement Community or CCRC is a community that has all levels of care including Independent Living, Assisted Living, Long Term Care (nursing home) and Skilled Nursing and Rehab. Many also have Memory Care, but some do not.
Kansas City CCRC